My Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

A couple weeks ago, I finally got around to checking out the movies that are releasing this year and I made a list of the ones I’m most excited about along with a quick blurb about why.  I tried to keep this post short, but I kinda failed.  They’re in no particular order except the order I found them in.

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – I love Pride and Prejudice so adding zombies can only make it better, right?  I think the picture above is proof of that.  Plus it has Matt Smith in it so…
  • Jane Got a Gun – the story sounds interesting plus Natalie Portman is in it which virtually guarantees I’ll see it
  • Pitch Perfect 2 – The first one was amazing and they kept all of the original cast including the awesome Anna Kendrick and the amazing Rebel Wilson
  • Dark Places – It has Chloe Grace Moretz in it which mean I have to see it and Charlize Theron is an extra bonus
  • Chappie – The story is intriguing (I’m a sucker for a developing AI) and it has Hugh Jackman who’s awesome and Dev Patel who was on my favorite show of all time (The Newsroom) so yes please.
  • Digging for Fire – It has a great cast including Anna Kendrick, Jake Johnson, Melanie Lynskey, Ron Lingston, and Brie Larson plus it’s written and directed by the guy who did Drinking Buddies.
  • Sisters – I will literally watch anything that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler do whether it’s movie, TV, or even a commercial for Apple (blech), plus Maya Rudolph is in it.
  • Suffragette – Meryl Streep is my spirit animal and probably the best actress ever and she’s teaming up with other favorite actress candidate Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter
  • Nasty Baby – Kristen Wiig is another person who makes a movie a guaranteed watch and there’s also Alia Shawkat for extra goodness.
  • Z for Zachariah – Post-apocalyptic movie + love triangle is all you need to know.  Also Chiwetel Ejiofor is in it.
  • Fantastic Four – I’m hoping it will redeem the franchise after the two travesties they made a while back and also, I can’t argue with Kate Mara and Michael B. Jordan (loved him in Chronicle).
  • The Martian – I’ve started listening to the audio book and it’s super entertaining.  Plus previously mentioned favorites like Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, and Kate Mara are in it.
  • Freeheld – The LGBT rights angle has me somewhat interested, but I’ll mostly be seeing it for Ellen Page and Julianne Moore.
  • Room – The story is fairly interesting and Brie Larson is pretty much my favorite since she started in Short Term 12
  • Far From the Madding Crowd – First, I find the title super intriguing for some reason.  Second, the story seems right up my alley, and then there’s Carrey Mulligan and Juno Temple.
  • Untitled Christmas Eve Project – While there are several actress that will make a movie a must see, one of the few actors is Joseph Gordon-Levitt (gotta love JGL) and Lizzy Caplan is set to appear as well.
  • Ricki and the Flash – Another Meryl Streep movie and she’s teaming up with Diablo Cody who is one of my all time favorite writer/directors.
  • Ex Machina – Super interesting story and the writer behind Never Let Me Go and 28 Days Later (Alex Garland).
  • Spotlight – The story of how the Catholic priest molestation scandal came to light sounds like something I’d be interested in plus Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo.
  • Ant-Man – It’s a Marvel movie.  That’s all.
  • Jurrasic World – This one might be the one I’m most excited about.  Great franchise, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, DINOSAURS! and the trailer is soooooo goooood.
  • Blackhat – I debated listing this one because technology related movies can go so bad, but Chris Hemsworth is in it as well as Viola Davis who I have adored since Doubt.
  • Our Brand is Crisis – Zoe Kazan is in it so that’s all that needs to be said, but also, it’s got the same writer as Frank which was quite good.
  • Queen of Earth – The story caught my eye plus Elisabeth Moss
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron – So much good in this one: it’s a Marvel movie, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, great plot, and the best two for last: Joss Whedon and Elizabeth Olsen (squee!).
  • Joy – It’s written by David O. Russell who did I Heart Huckabees and Silver Linings Playbook (woot) and it’s reuniting Bradley Cooper and my girl Jennifer Lawrence.
  • Black Mass – The story sounds boring, but I can’t pass up Benedict Cumberbatch, Juno Temple, and Adam Scott.  Meanwhile, I’ll try to forget that Dakota Johnson is in it.
  • Aloha – Again, boring sounding story, but a good cast including Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, and John Krasinski.  It’s also the same writer as Elizabethtwon which is one of my all time favorite movies.
  • Tomorrowland – I almost want to leave this one off because it seems like a money grab, but between Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, and Keegan-Michael Key, I had to.
  • Irrational Man – Woody Allen movies are kinda hit and miss for me, but he’s been hitting more often of late (Magic in the Moonlight was great).  Also, Emma Stone and Parker Posey
  • Trainwreck – Amy Schumer is starring in it and she’s hilarious.  Add in Brie Larson and Tilda Swinton and I’m on board.
  • Mistress America – While the story seems a little plain, I’m interested plus Greta Gerwig is in it and I find her to be a wonderful, though under appreciated actress.
  • Life – I really like Dane DeHaan ever since Chronicle and I want to see how he does playing James Dean.  Plus I’m moderately interested in he life of James Dean.
  • Crimson Peak – It looks pretty freaky, but I can’t pass up Guillermo Del Toro and Mia Wasikowska
  • Midnight Special – I’m always down for a story about a kid with special powers (as long as the kid isn’t awful) and Kirsten Dunst is the greatest actress of our generation (mostly an inside joke, but I do really like her).
  • Macbeth – It’s probably my favorite Shakespeare drama and when you add in Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, I’m hooked.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, but I have to at least see it.  Also, I’m sure it’ll be improved by the presence of Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis.
  • The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino
  • The Knight of Cups – Natalie Portman
  • Kingsman – I know this one already came out so I can’t really anticipate it, but I’m putting it on the list anyway.  It’s got Colin Firth who’s great and it somehow reminds me of Kill Bill so there’s that.
  • Kill Me Three Times – The story is super interesting, Simon Pegg is my hero, and the trailer was great.

So there’s my list, hopefully it wasn’t too excruciatingly long and I also hope I was able to point out some lesser known movies for people to check out.

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